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Private occupational therapy in Swindon

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Maria

Swindon, Gloucestershire

Occupational Therapist Maria, specializing in hand therapy, functional rehabilitation, and moving and handling, brings over 15 years of experience to her practice.

Operating in Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, and Swindon, Maria has extensive expertise in various conditions, including arthritic conditions (rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis), hand trauma (fractures, tendon and nerve injuries, burns injuries), and acquired hand/upper-limb conditions (repetitive strain injuries, tennis/golfer's elbow, Dupuytren's, carpal tunnel syndrome).

Maria is committed to enhancing the well-being and functionality of her clients through tailored interventions and rehabilitation strategies.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Swindon

Specialisms

Hand Therapy, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Pain management, Daily living skills, Fine motor skills, Balance, Self care, Splinting

Sarah

Swindon, Wiltshire

Sarah is a Paediatric Occupational Therapist based in Swindon, she visits clients across the South-West, including Bristol, Wiltshire, and Oxfordshire. With over 10 years of experience working in a variety of settings, Sarah has acquired a breadth of knowledge and skill. She is particularly focused on Functional Rehabilitation and Seating & Postural Management for children with conditions such as autism, ADHD, cerebral palsy, global developmental delay, sensory difficulties, and many more.

Sarah works with children at home or in a school environment, assessing their needs relating to fine and gross motor skills, their ability to act independently and carry out activities of daily living, and sensory challenges. Sarah is used to working in a multi-disciplinary team, coordinating efforts with various professionals to ensure the child is fully support in all areas.

Sarah can offer handwriting assessments and treatment, focusing on the fine motor skills of using a pen or pencil. Sarah has also undertaken training in Makaton, a type of sign language that incorporates speech. This has proven particularly beneficial to children of all ages and with a variety of needs.

Sarah is a professional member of The Royal College of Occupational Therapists and regularly undertakes additional qualifications to enhance her skillset.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, Berkshire, Bristol, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Swindon

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Self care, Postural management, School Based Therapy/Support, Makaton, Learning disability

Jasper

Berkshire, West and South West of England

Japer provides Occupational Therapy in Berkshire, Hampshire, Northamptonshire, Worcester and the West Midlands. He specialises in Functional Rehabilitation, Housing and Equipment and Manual Handling. Since qualifying in 2008, Jasper has enjoyed offering assessments for Major and Minor Housing Adaptations when working for local authorities. He has developed his expertise of working with ADLs and improving Fine and Gross Motor skills in adults. Previously, Jasper has been responsible for a 56-bedded unit, blue badge assessments and ensuring safety in the home following hospital discharge.

To enrich his clinical practice, Jasper gained an MSc in Ergonomics at Loughborough University (therefore, expanding his knowledge in the interaction of the human body and its environment) and further studies management, training, coaching and develops his personal research.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, West and South West of England, Berkshire, Hampshire, Northamptonshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire, Birmingham, Coventry, Wolverhampton, Swindon

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation

Further qualifications

Ergonomics

Specialist skills

Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Motivational issues, Daily living skills, Self care

Tamara

Gloucestershire, West and South West of England

Occupational Therapist Tamara is a specialist in functional rehabilitation, focusing on motivational issues, routine planning, daily living skills, community access, learning disabilities, and mental health. Tamara's expertise extends to the West and South West of England, including Gloucestershire, Bristol, and Swindon. She has a proven track record of working with diverse conditions, including Learning Disability, Anxiety, Depression, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Autism, ADHD, Personality Disorders, PTSD, Trauma, Dissociative Identity Disorder, Downs’ Syndrome, Huntington's Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, and Dementia.

Tamara is committed to providing comprehensive and individualized support, addressing the unique challenges presented by each client. With a focus on enhancing independence and promoting well-being, Tamara's client-centered approach ensures that individuals receive tailored interventions to maximize their potential and improve their quality of life.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, Gloucestershire, Bristol, Swindon

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Planning & execution, Learning disability, Mental Health

Georgina

Somerset, West and South West of England

Georgina, an Occupational Therapist, specialises in functional rehabilitation, moving and handling, blue badges/mobility assessment, fatigue management, routine planning, and daily living skills. Residing in West England in Somerset, she extends her expertise to Bristol, Avon, Devon, Dorset, Wiltshire, Bath, Bristol, and Swindon. Georgina has a wealth of experience working with diverse conditions, including Arthritis, falls, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, non-acute stroke and head injury, amputations, dual diagnosis, joint replacements, fatigue and pain management, age-related deterioration and frailty, Alzheimer's-related dementia's, fractures, car accident sustained injuries, fibromyalgia, anxiety, cognitive decline, autoimmune conditions, and managing social care needs. Georgina's holistic approach and broad experience enable her to provide tailored and effective occupational therapy support, addressing the unique needs of individuals across West England.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, Avon, Bristol, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire, Bristol, Bath, Swindon

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling

Specialist skills

Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Planning & execution

Abigail

Bristol, Bristol

Based in Bristol, Abi is an Occupational Therapist with over 10 years experience in the NHS. Abi has a particular interest in stroke rehabilitation and cancer care, and believes in providing holistic interventions to enable independence and person-centred rehabilitation. Abi is adept at drawing from her experience with stroke, cancer and dementia care in Cardiff and Swansea to provide specialist plans for rehabilitation spaces. This includes how to maximise functional rehabilitation and the use and handling of equipment in the home and/or dedicated therapy area. Abi has helped a range of clients from very young children to the elderly. She also supports and assesses those with conditions such as fatigue, anxiety, pain and posture, TBI, Trauma and orthopaedics after-surgery care, and upper limb . Abi has wide experience from rotations at the Bristol Royal Infirmary with managing intensive care rehabilitation for individuals who benefit from routine planning, daily living skills, gross and fine motor skills, visual perception, balance, coordination, and self care strategies.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, Wales, Avon, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Bridgend, Cardiff, Newport, The Vale of Glamorgan, Bristol, Cardiff, Bath, Swindon

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Pain management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Self care, Postural management, Anxiety management & relaxation, TBI

Val

Cornwall, West and South West of England

Qualifying as an occupational therapist in 1993, Val specialises in housing & equipment and rehabilaition for adults. She is based in Cornwall and will travel across the UK, completing assessments with clients in their own environment. Val is an accredited Best Interests Assessor (BIA), having developed sound knowledge of the legislation to support clients, families and Local Authorities.

Val's experience is in working with adults with a variety of physical and mental health needs, providing equipment and adaptations to homes to promote independence and safe living conditions. This includes completing BIA assessments, where Val requires knowledge of both the Mental Health Act and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards assessments and applications. She also carries out Disabled Facilities Grants (DFG) assessments.

To continue her professional development, Val has completed postgraduate training including courses in counselling and therapeutic listening. She also keeps up to date with the current legislation and policies surrounding her work.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, West and South West of England, Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Isles of Scilly, Bristol, Plymouth, Salford

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

AMPS, BIA, Therapeutic listening

Specialist skills

Counselling, DFG Assessments, Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Daily living skills, Community access

Dawn

Cornwall, West and South West of England

Dawn is a highly experienced Occupational Therapist based in Truro, Cornwall. She supports both adult and paediatric clients, covering key areas such as Penzance, St Ives, Falmouth, and Newquay. Dawn provides Functional Rehabilitation for clients with a wide range of conditions and injuries, helping them with daily living skills to promote independence.

Dawn has previously worked in Adult Community Mental Health Team, Inpatient Acute Assessment and Discharge, and Inpatient Palliative Care. She draws on her extensive experience working with adults to support clients with self-care tasks, mental health challenges, and to provide suitable equipment to support safety and mobility in the home.

Working with children, Dawn provides expert assessments and interventions in schools, nurseries, and their home environment. She has experience working in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, Children's Community Therapy, special needs schools, mainstream schools and the community. Dawn utilises the skills she has acquired in her career so far to deliver specialist interventions and support children to reach their full potential.

Dawn also has a particular interest in sensory processing disorders and in March 2021 completed Module 1 of her Sensory Integration training.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, Cornwall, Devon

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration, The Listening Programme

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Self care, Postural management, School Based Therapy/Support, Anxiety management & relaxation

Camila

Cornwall, West and South West of England

Occupational Therapist Camila, dedicated and passionate, specializes in pediatrics, particularly in Cornwall. With expertise in hand therapy, neurological, developmental, and genetic conditions, Camila brings valuable experience in working with diverse cases, including acquired injuries, sensory processing difficulties, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Developmental Coordination Disorder, cerebral palsy and developmental delay. Having qualified as an OT in 2012, Camila is committed to providing professional and compassionate care to enhance the well-being of her clients.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, Cornwall

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Specialist skills

Motivational interviewing, Fatigue management, Pain management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management, DMO (Lycra) Splinting, School Based Therapy/Support, Splinting, Sensory attachment intervention, Learning disability

Our private OTs in Swindon

The OT Practice is an independent provider of occupational therapy across the UK. We have an expert team of dedicated and highly skilled OTs covering Swindon and the surrounding Wiltshire region. Our specialist team are available to support you, a family member, or client requiring occupational therapy intervention.

Our OTs specialise in all areas of occupational therapy, including Neurological Rehabilitation, Functional Rehabilitation, Paediatrics, Housing & Equipment, and Hand Therapy. Click on the profiles above to meet the therapists covering Swindon and find out more about the areas of OT they specialise in. Alternatively, you can call our friendly Clinical Services Managers who will discuss your needs and match you to the right OT. All of our OTs are registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC), have at least five years’ clinical experience, and are members of the appropriate professional bodies.

If you are enquiring about occupational therapy for a child, please visit the OT Practice Kids section of our website or contact the Paediatric team directly.

Our OTs are helping people across Swindon to carry out day-to-day activities by breaking down barriers caused by injury, illness, or aging. You can find out more about how our occupational therapists help common challenges by visiting the links shown below. Alternatively, call us on 0330 024 9910 to discuss your circumstances with a member of the team or use our online price guide to receive an initial idea of costs.

Common difficulties we can help with

Balance & coordination

Children with balance & coordination difficulties can struggle with activities such as dressing, using cutlery, riding a bike, running or playing sport

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Personal care & dressing

Restoring skills for personal care such as washing and dressing after accident, illness or with advancing age

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Gross motor skills

Difficulties with gross motor skills cause clumsy or uncoordinated movement, leading to problems with tasks such as dressing, running or riding a bike

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Forgetfulness & memory problems

Memory loss following diagnoses of dementia or brain injuries, as well as normal ageing process or during periods of unusual stress

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Children's handwriting difficulties

Practical advice and treatment to improve handwriting and boost confidence

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Disabling tiredness

Addressing the debilitating effect of fatigue to improve motivation, energy and engagement with day-to-day life

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Access in & out of the home

Solutions for when an accident, illness or age makes access in and out of the home a challenge

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Visual perceptual skills

A child’s ability to process what they see and respond with meaningful movement

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Confidence

Equipping children struggling with class participation and friendships due to shyness or faltering self-confidence, with the skills & self-belief they need.

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Organisation skills

A child's ability to organise their body and environment to perform daily activities such as sitting correctly and arranging a desk

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Seating - wheelchairs & comfy chairs

Practical advice and solutions for seating including wheelchairs and comfy seating

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Fine motor skills

Small movements of the hand and fingers that allow a child to write and draw, as well as manipulate buttons, zips and shoelaces

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Low motivation (strategies)

Strategies to address persistently low motivation causing under-performance at work, problems at home or in relationships

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Getting back to work or remaining in work

Addressing barriers to work following an accident or period of illness

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Cooking & household activities

Practical techniques to maximise independence at home following a medical diagnosis, accident or period of recuperation

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Mobility & falls

As we age or after an illness or accident, it is common for mobility to deteriorate, leading to falls, loss of confidence and reduced independence

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Standing & self support

Assisting with standing and self-support following an illness, accident, or with advancing age

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Moving around the home

Home activities can become a challenge with age or after an accident, illness or diagnosis leading to reduced independence and confidence

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Planning activities

Planning and performing activities as part of a fulfilling and meaningful daily routine

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Children with complex needs

Practical support and advice for children with multiple or complex needs such as equipment, seating, splinting or housing

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Self-care skills

A child’s ability to carry out basic self care tasks such as dressing, teeth cleaning or using cutlery

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Getting out & about – scooters, chairs & cars

Purchasing and learning to use specialist equipment and vehicles for reduced mobility due to accident, ill health or old age

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Can we help?

Call our client managers on 0330 024 9910
Or email enquiries@theotpractice.co.uk

Some companies & organisations we have worked with

Mole Valley District Council
Viavi
Family Focused Case Management
Richmond
Chartered Accountants’ Benevolent Association
Baston House School
Haringey
Help & Care
Bank Workers Charity
Fashion, Textile, Childrens Trust
Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council
British Nuclear Test Veterans Association
Anchor
L&Q
Britannia Education Trust
Licensed Trade Charity
The Royal Marines Charity
Proclaim Care
Leicestershire County Council
Care Tech
Aspire Housing
Hillingdon Autistic Care
HCML
The Royal British Legion
Meridian High School
Sunrise
Culloden Primary School
More Than Mobility
Plymouth City Council
Daubeney Academy
Riverwalk School
Masons
UK Case Management
Grand Union
Papworth Trust
CCMS
SSAFA Charity
Wandsworth
Bush & Company Rehabilitation
Runnymede Borough Council
Believe Housing
Newlife Charity
Sheringham Primary School
RAFBF
Allenby Primary School
Help For Heros
Tania Brown
Grayshott Spa
Orleans Primary School
Lawray Architects
Springhallow School
Guildford Borough Council
AJM Healthcare
Waverley Borough Council
Invictus Health
Bracknell Forest Council
The Good Care Group
Clergy Support Trust
Architects Benevolent Society
The Nuclear Community Charity Fund

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